Flight Will Offer Easy Connections from Western Canada to 135
Destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa
CALGARY, ALBERTA, November 5 /CNW/ - Lufthansa today announced it will
further expand its Canadian service with the April 2008 start of daily
non-stop flights between Calgary and the airline's global hub in Frankfurt,
Germany. From Frankfurt, travellers will enjoy convenient connections to more
than 135 cities across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. This follows
Lufthansa's recently announced expansion from Toronto, with three-cabin
service to Dusseldorf launching next May.
Separately, Lufthansa's Star Alliance partner, Air Canada today announced
new nonstop service between Ottawa and Frankfurt. Together, the Star Alliance
partners will offer a combined total of up to 11 daily nonstop connections
between Canada and Germany, and will codeshare on all routes.
Lufthansa's Calgary-Frankfurt route will be operated by a three-cabin,
221-seat Airbus A330-300, offering travellers an additional 1547 seats per
week between Calgary and Europe. The flight will feature Lufthansa's new
in-flight personal entertainment screens in Economy Class, its two-meter long
PrivateBed in Business Class, and a premium First Class that includes access
to Lufthansa's renowned First Class Terminal and Lounges in Frankfurt and
Lufthansa's Calgary-Frankfurt flight complements year-round daily
non-stop service operated by Star Alliance partner, Air Canada. Air
Canada-operated flights depart Calgary at 18:25, arriving in Frankfurt at
11:55, and depart Frankfurt at 13:45, arriving in Calgary at 15:50. Air Canada
operates these flights using 212-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft featuring the
carrier's new Executive First Suites with lie flat beds, as well as personal
seat back entertainment for all passengers throughout the aircraft.
"We're extremely pleased to soon welcome Calgary as Lufthansa's fourth
Canadian gateway and our 21st city within our growing North American network,"
said Jens Bischof, Vice President, the Americas for Lufthansa. "Calgary's
thriving business community - especially the petroleum, high-tech and
agriculture industries, makes it an ideal choice for premium international
service. We look forward to a long and successful partnership."
The new Lufthansa service will provide Calgary's oil and energy travelers
will convenient connections to more than 30 of the world's biggest energy
destinations, and an exclusive "Oil & Energy Club" offering instant Frequent
Traveller status in Lufthansa's Miles & More programme, and other special
privileges. Further details on Lufthansa's Oil & Energy program in Calgary
will be announced at a later date.
Lufthansa is a welcome addition to our international carrier network,"
said Julien DeSchutter, Vice President of Marketing for the Calgary Airport
Authority. "The International sector is the fastest growing market segment at
Calgary International Airport. Lufthansa's presence will help us meet our
communities' passenger demand for more seats to Europe."
Flight LH 495 will depart Calgary at 14:45 and arrive in Frankfurt at
7:55 local time the next day. The return flight LH 494 will leave Frankfurt at
11:10 and arrive in Calgary at 12:50 local time the same day. Tickets are
available for purchase at www.lufthansa.com, at your local travel agent or by
calling Lufthansa reservations in Canada at 800-563-5954.
Lufthansa also offers one-stop service from its Canadian gateways to six
Indian destinations, including Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad
and Mumbai. The airline has been flying to India for more than 40 years and is
the largest European carrier in the market.
Lufthansa's First Class passengers from Calgary will enjoy exclusive
access to its First Class Terminal and related lounges in Frankfurt and
Munich. Reserved for the use of Lufthansa First Class passengers and HON
Circle members (600,000 miles/two years), the nearly 1,800 square meter
Terminal features personal assistants, a gourmet restaurant and bar offering
more than 70 types of whiskey, a cigar lounge, offices, luxurious bathrooms
and chauffeured transfer directly to the aircraft in a Mercedes S-class or
One of the world's largest airlines, Lufthansa flies to some 192
destinations in 78 countries. Together with its partners, Lufthansa serves 416
destinations in more than 98 countries worldwide. Lufthansa operates one of
the most extensive trans-Atlantic route networks, with 210 weekly flights from
its 20 North American gateways. With 15 aircraft on order, Lufthansa is the
largest European operator of the fuel-efficient Airbus A380. It is also the
launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8, with first deliveries in 2010.
Currently, Lufthansa has 170 aircraft on order, with a total investment of $20
For further information:
For further information: Lufthansa Jennifer Urbaniak, 516-296-9671